Does Byte Fix Overbite?

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Does Byte fix overbite?

If the top row of your teeth overlap the bottom row of your teeth, this means you have an overbite. Overbite happens when your upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth.

You may not know this but you are not alone. This is actually a common condition. There are a lot of adults out there that have misaligned teeth.

Although overbite is generally harmless, severe cases of overbite can actually cause jaw pain, enamel breakdown, difficulty in chewing, speech problems, and other side effects.

This is why it might not be a bad idea for you to correct your overbite before it gets worse. But can clear aligners like Byte fix or improve overbite? In this article, we will find out if Byte can handle your problem and take a deeper look into what you should know about overbites.

Can Byte fix an overbite?

Byte is a popular at-home aligner company that promises quick and easy teeth straightening jobs. But can you use it to fix or improve an overbite?

This depends on how bad the overbite is. Home aligners have limitations on how much they can move teeth. It is mainly the reason why a clear aligner is only recommended for those who have mild to moderate bite issues.

If the case is severe, you might need stronger remedies when it comes to fully correcting overbite. This could mean getting traditional braces, rubber bands, expanders, attachments, and in rare cases, jaw surgery.

But if it is just a mild to moderate case of an overbite, rest assured that Byte can help you out. In fact, Byte lessens the appearance of an overbite. Byte can pull this off by correcting the alignment of your canine and incisors.

To fully know for sure if you are a good candidate for Byte home aligner treatment, you should order an impression kit from Byte. Use the kit to make a mold of your teeth and send it back to Byte.

The dental professionals at Byte would use your mold to assess if Byte can handle your overbite problem. If Byte can’t help with your overbite issue, you will be getting a full refund for the amount you spent on the kit.

How long will it take for Byte to fix an overbite?

For daytime home aligners, the average treatment time is three to four months. For nighttime aligners, the average treatment time is five to six months. Take note that your treatment time will depend on the severity of your case.

The good thing about going with Byte is that Byte has its own HyperByte device. This is an exclusive Byte device that helps shorten your treatment time. HyperByte applies high-frequency vibrations to your teeth and you are supposed to use it for five minutes each day. This does not only speed up the process of moving your teeth but will also help relieve any discomfort that you may feel.

With HyperByte and the high-quality clear aligner Byte produces, you can enjoy a new smile and get rid of our bite issues in just a few months.

How to start using Byte for overbite

Order the impression kit

As mentioned earlier, the first thing that you should do is to order the Byte impression kit. This costs $95 and will include the shipping fee when you mail the kit back to Byte using the pre-paid box.

Getting professional health advice and assessment

Your impressions will be reviewed by a licensed orthodontist, who will determine if the Byte treatment will work for your issues. If you are not a candidate, a full refund will be arranged.

If you are a candidate, Byte will proceed to create a treatment plan and then produce a 3D preview of what the results would look like at the end of your treatment using their own SmileScience technology.

The preview will be sent to you for approval. You will also receive a personalized walk-through of your customized Byte treatment plan.

Choose a payment option

Once you approve the treatment plan, the next thing you have to do is choose a payment option for the Byte invisible aligners. You can pay upfront or do monthly installments.

Preparing your Byte aligner kit

Once you have settled your payment methods, Byte will start creating all the aligner trays you will be needing for your treatment. It will take about four to six weeks for your aligners to be delivered to your doorstep, depending on your location.

The Byte aligner kit that you will be receiving will include all the clear aligners you need for your treatment, HyperByte, a BrightByte tooth whitener, and your first retainer.

How do you use Byte?

If you ordered the daytime aligners, you will have to wear them for 22 hours each day. If you ordered Byte at night aligners, you will have to wear them for 10 hours each day.

You will be wearing each aligner tray on the kit for at least a week and you will be notified when it is time to move on to the next set of at home aligners in your kit. This will happen until you reach the last set of invisible aligners in the kit.

Since this is a remote treatment, you will be asked also to upload check-in photos of your teeth to the Byte Account Center every three to four weeks. This is vital since it is the only way to evaluate how your treatment is progressing. A green banner will appear in your Account Center to remind you that it is time for you to upload your check-in photos.

Once your treatment plan is complete, you will be using the medical-grade retainer that came with your Byte aligner kit. The retainer will ensure that the new positions of your upper teeth and lower front teeth are maintained

How much does Byte cost?

The daytime aligner costs $1895 upfront. You can choose to pay through a monthly installment of $83 per month for 29 months with a downpayment of $349.

The nighttime home aligner costs $2295 upfront. You can choose to pay through a monthly installment of $99 per month for 29 months with a downpayment of $499.

The Byte Protection Plan is automatically included if you choose to pay for your Byte aligners through a monthly installment. If you paid upfront and you want the Byte Protection Plan, you will have to pay an additional cost of $649 to get your lifetime guarantee.

Byte takes payments from HSA and FSA accounts. Byte also takes payment from several dental insurance companies such as Anthem, Guardian, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna.

FAQs

How will I know if I have an overbite?

First, close your mouth normally and try to let your teeth rest on top of each other gently. Do not try to force or grind your teeth together. Then, stand in front of the mirror and smile. Check to see if your upper front teeth are extending over your lower teeth, If the overlap is obvious, chances are you have an overbite.

Another obvious way to tell that you have overbite is when you can feel your lower teeth hitting the roof of your mouth.

Why should I fix an overbite?

An overbite, if left untreated can cause serious health problems in the long run. Take note that teeth shift naturally which means that overbite can get worse as you age. This is the same for cases of deep bite and underbite.

Crooked teeth leads to poor oral hygiene

If you have an overbite and crooked teeth, you will not be able to brush your teeth or floss properly which would lead to poor dental hygiene. Having straight teeth will not only fix the problem but also correct the overbite at the same time.

Protruding upper front teeth can be painful

In some cases, overbite causes difficulty in chewing and biting. This will strain the muscles in your lower jaw and can give you headaches. For severe cases of overbite, your lower teeth may hit your upper palate and this can cause lesions and mouth sores. If they get infected, this can lead to more serious problems.

Protruding upper teeth can change your appearance

Having overbite can also affect your appearance. It will give your face an abnormal or unusual look and will affect your smile. This can get in the way of making impressions when you meet people.

What causes overbite?

There are different reasons why you develop an overbite. Aside from genetics, here are some of the most common reasons:

  • Crooked teeth or abnormal alignment of the teeth that causes your top teeth to move forward.
  • Extra teeth (like wisdom teeth) that force the rest of your teeth to move forward.
  • Dental fillings, crowns, implants, braces that do not fit properly.
  • Misalignment of the upper jaw caused by illness, injury, or fracture

At what age can overbite be corrected?

An overbite can be treated at any age – it is never too early or too late to deal with it. But the younger you are, the faster you will be able to fully treat it. Early treatment is always best to prevent any further complications. The American Dental Association recommends ages 8 to 14 as the most ideal time to start treatment.

Conclusion

Having an overbite is not a dire problem but it can lead to a lot of side effects if left untreated. If you want to correct your overbite, Byte clear aligners are a great option for you as long as you only have minor bite issues to deal with.

Most people wait for their overbite to get worse before they treat it. Severe issues such as skeletal overbite can take years to treat with braces and some treatment plans for severe overbite may require surgery.

It is best to address them right away while they are still in a mild state. The younger you are when you start treating your overbite, the easier it will be to correct. Clear aligners just make the job easier for you because of their affordability, efficiency, and convenience.

Before, bite correction needs a lot of time, commitment, and money. But now with home teeth aligners, the treatment can be shorter and cheaper. You can get rid of the problem in a few months!

Byte stands out among other home teeth aligners because it can straighten teeth faster thanks to the HyperByte. The Byte aligner treatment is the fastest remote monitoring treatment available in the market to date. Most dentists and orthodontists recommend Byte aligner treatment over braces.

Take note that Byte will treat overbite on a case-to-case basis so not everyone is eligible. Check out if Byte can work for you by getting an impression kit and having your molds assessed.

Dr Febin Mary George - Editor

With more than 10 years as a dental surgeon, Dr Febin Mary George is passionate about educating consumers around the world to help look after their teeth.

She completed her Bachelor of Surgery at the Century Institute of Dental Science and Research Centre in 2010.

Alongside editing the International Journal of Dental Clinics she has also written for major publications including Thrive Global.

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